TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico News & Media

August 2019

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Are you ready? Hurricane Peak Season is here!

Hurricane season officially began on June 1, but generally, the peak is from mid-August to the end of September according to AccuWeather meteorologists. During this time, conditions are ideal for strong and quick-moving tropical storms, hurricanes and depressions in the Atlantic basin. Don’t get caught off-guard! Follow these preparation and safety tips to ensure you and your family weather the storm.

  • Evacuation Plan – Know your evacuation zone. Have a plan in place (for family and pets) should a mandatory evacuation for your zone is mandated.
  • Food/Water – Get supplies well in advance, enough for each person for at least one week.
  • Safety – Make home and car emergency kits (flashlights, batteries, first aid kit, jumper cables, roadside emergency tools, etc.)
  • Medicine/First Aid – Have 30 days’ worth of medicine and medical supplies. Refill prescriptions before the storm. (Make a list of all medications and doses, just in case!)
  • Communication – Have extra batteries or portable chargers for cell phones and radios.
  • Gas – Fill up your car and all gas containers ahead of the storm.

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NaturaLINE Reefers Released!

Further extending its commitment to environmental sustainability, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico (TMPR) has officially enhanced its fleet with brand new refrigerated containers chilled by the industry’s only natural refrigerant-based system, the NaturaLINE® unit from Carrier Transicold. TMPR is the first shipping line to place a sizable quantity of NaturaLINE units into service on U.S. domestic trade routes.

Our 40’s are first domestically, and our 45’s are first globally. NaturaLINE units use carbon dioxide (CO2), a refrigerant with the lowest global warming potential (GWP) among all refrigerants currently used in container systems. By shipping with TOTE, we continue to help your company reach your environmental goals.

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Welcome Back Perla del Caribe!

On July 9, 2019, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico welcomed Perla Del Caribe back into rotation from scheduled maintenance at Grand Bahamas Shipyard. Work included a new paint job, new propeller installation and overhaul of the bow thruster.

The Perla del Caribe joined TOTE’s fleet of vessels in February of 2016 servicing the island of Puerto Rico from the port of Jacksonville, FL. Check out two weeks of service captured in our 2 minute video (below).

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TMPR Company Social - It's Shark Week!

On July 27, TOTE’s Jacksonville employees gathered their families for a fun filled night at the Jacksonville Sharks’ football arena. Fans watched as the Sharks’ swept the floor with the Orlando Predators 85-30 for their 13th win in a row and are now heading to the playoffs.

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Dreams do Come True!

Dreams Come True Jacksonville is a cause that was chosen by TMPR employees as a way they wanted to give back in 2019. DCT is the only locally-based, wish granting organization within the First Coast dedicated to using the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to EVERY First Coast child battling a life-threatening illness.

Since 1984, DCT has fulfilled the dreams of more than 3,800 children. No child is ever denied a dream and no child is ever placed on a waiting list.

We are proud to say that, TOTE companies will be matching every dollar generated by its employee donations.

TMPR is a Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Dreams Come True 5K on September 28th in Jacksonville, FL We are looking forward to capturing years event in a coming newsletter. For now, check out last years activities at: